We have asked the government to focus on needs, not affordability and to provide support, not sanctions for disabled people. We have asked them to listen to and believe claimants and provide choices. We have also emphasised the importance of funding good quality advice and advocacy. We have suggested that the DWP would do well to look at Social Security Scotland and its values of ‘dignity, fairness and respect’.
Thanks to all members who contributed to this submission via email and survey and also at our conference last month. Huge thanks to Daphne Hall (rightsnet) for drafting the submission.